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good morning. it is tuesday, april 10th 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. erica hill is off this morning. the parents of trayvon martin speak out for the first time since a florida prosecutor decides against taking the case to grand jury. i'm gayle king. the midwest gets pounded by tornadoes, hail and heavy rain while wildfires burn up and down the east coast. and what happens to a dozen employees and a million dollars? we look at facebook's newest friends. we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. it's the biggest fire i've
ever seen in the united states. wildfires ranging up and down the east coast. covering some 2,000 acres. and severe storms in the southern plains. >> a funnel cloud blew across western oklahoma. >> and along with that threat -- hail the size of grapefruit. >> and it's our expectation there will not be charges filed. >> the trayvon martin case falls into legal limbo. >> the federal prosecutor decides not to take the case to a grand jury. >> as theyhe appeals to the public. in milton washington, a couple of quick-thinking middle school students saved the day when the bus driver had a heart attack. >> i'm thinking i want to stop the truck because i don't want to crash. someone in maryland has claimed the mega millions. facebook has a new social
friend. they bought instagram for $1 billion. president obama couldn't resist showing off his basketball chops. it didn't go too well. >> all that -- >> watch the woman in the red top wearing the jet. off she goes head first into the curb. >> -- and all that matters. >> president obama presided over the 134th annual easter egg roll. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> michelle obama was put in charge of snacks. that's like putting rick santorum in charge of -- captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." there is dangerous weather to report in several parts of the country. severe storms in western oklahoma injured at least two people on monday.
there was hail, heavy rain at least two tornadoes and along the eastern seaboard firefighters are battling large wildfires. government forecasters are saying 2012 has started out warmer than any year on record. there were more than 15,000 record-high temperatures in march. all 50 states set at least one record this record. this morning fires are burning when it is already fire awareness week. terrell brown is in new york. terrell, good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> reporter: gayle, good morning. this is the worst fire they have seen in more than a decade and efforts continue to get that fire under control. more than 100 fire companies have been here on the ground battling those flames and even the national guard has been put on standby.
wildfires broke out up and down the east coast monday fueled by whipping winds and dry conditions. >> it keeps it blowing, pushing it farther and farther. > reporter: on new york's long i larjsd hundreds of firefighters work to keep flames from closing in on a nuclear physics facility. the fire swallowed up about a thousand acres, destroying at least two homes and sending three firefighters to the hospital. >> this fire is as serious as it gets. it is not yet under control. >> reporter: neal coleman's son shot this video of the fire as it crept dangerously close to their home. i'll tell you, the fire was over 100 feet long. it was unbelievable. you see it in the movies and on tv. until you see it, you think, wow, i'm in trouble. >> reporter: they're on track to burn through a thousand acres. yesterday it came within a few feet of some homes. >> it's horrifying. it's literally behind our home.
>> reporter: the dry windy weather helped feed flames in pennsylvania and connecticut where a brushfire lined a railroad track. the national weather service issued fire warnings throughout the mid-atlantic region along with parts of the midwest and south. in virginia continuehelicopters dumped water to try to douse the flames. in miami a fast-moving fire caught residents by surprise. >> actually, that's the biggest fire i've ever seen in my life. >> reporter: back on long island, the fire officials say the fire is about 50% contained but they warn homes are still in jeopardy, and it's this kind of dry brush and grash, you can hear it pop it's so hot out here that's adding fuel to the fire. there are forests of this out here. meanwhile firefighters have no idea when they'll have this fire completely under control.
gayle and charlie, back to you. >> terrell, thank you very much. there are big changes in the martin case. the federal prosecutor will not bring charges. >> meanwhile zimmerman is speaking out for the first time online and asking help from his supporte senior correspondent john miller has been reporting on the case and will now. good morning, john. >> good morning, gayle. >> what does it mean and what does it signal in your mind? >> if angela corey wants to arrest george zimmerman, she can draw up an information and go do that. i thenk what this is a strategic decision. if she puts it in grand jury what's occurring is under secret. no one's allowed to discuss it with the rare exception of the witnesses themselves, but i think what she's saying is it's going to be may call i'm going to take the heat from one side
of this argument or the other. it's going to be on me. it's not going to be the 23 people who decided in how the case was presented. >> we're going to talk to trayvon's mother in a few minutes here but back to this decision, whau do we know about this prosecutor angela corey and how she handles cases like this? >> this is not reporting. this is analysis. but i think if we're reading the prosecutorial tea leaves here by eliminating the grand jury from the process, she has a history with the "stand your ground" cases which says you don't have to tobacco down. you can die fend yourself. that's the heart of the legal question here. she has a history of taking those cases on and going after people who she feels are using the "stand your ground" claim falsely. on march 16, not a long time ago, she did a case involving a traffic dispute, a road rage
incident where one man get threatened by the other gierks shot him several times, killed him. he's black, the victim is white. i think what we're seeing is a prosecutor who has a reputation for being independent, making controversial calls and for taking on this call. >> stay with us john. we're now going to go to martin's mother, sabrina fulton. she's here with her attorney. good morning. >> good morning. >> how do you feel about this prosecutor's decision not to go to the grand jury? >> i just feel that it's going to give the coroner's office a chance to do a thorough examination and it will be in her hands.
>> do you have confidence in her? >> we belief that by not sending it to the a grand jury we believe she has enough evidence to make an arrest. he at least needs to be arrested. he'll have his day in court, but sa sybrina wants justice. >> when you ask why he has not been arrested what do they tell you? >> they're basically saying they're still having an ongoing investigation. it's still ongoing. they haven't given us any answers and we're still in search of what happened really. sybrina fulton the attorney appears to be on your side. but they say, listen, everybody needses to be calm because there
are two sides to every story. what do you all have to say about that claim? >> i just have to say that my son was in fear for his life. my was running away from george zimmerman, not toward him. >> all the evidence -- erica, charlie, and gayle, all the evidence appears that that 911 call and all the other people and then you hear of the phone logs everything points to him running away. don't take our word for it. look at the evidence. it needs to be a public trial and it needs to be transparent where everyone sees the evidence. it's like the shaken baby syndrome. it's like grasping at straws. they need to have him arrested
and there needs to be a trial and the arrest needs to happen directly and we believe miss orey is going do that since she's gotten rid of the grand jury. >> have you talked with miss corey? have you had any conversations with her? >> yes. she's still going on with the investigation. she's been trying to communicate in a very responsible manner. >> does she lead you to believe that an arrest is close in this case? >> well what she said -- >> she actually said they're going to be wrapping up the investigation soon. she never said whether she was going to ared him or not. she just assured us that she would do a thorough investigation and we truly believed that after the investigation is complete that he will be arrested.
we have faith that he will be arrest arrested. >> john miller is with us as well. john? >> i think one of the things we've seen is by skipping the grand jury process -- the grand jury generally sits two times a week. i think what the parents are saying here is they seem to be getting very close to to that decision, whatever it is. noopt element is how do they do that investigation? that is. they take the police investigation and go ever over everything. then she has retraced those step, look at all that forensic evidence and sending is it out to independent experts. >> i'm sure you've heard george zimmerman has set up a website asking for donations. what's your experience of that? >> i'll say this. he said he's experienced a life-altering event. well trayvon martin experienced
a life-ending event, and sybrina and he are having to live with a son who was unarmed. was unarmed. didn't have a gun. and george zimmerman is trying to have us believe that his life is so terrible now. we believe trayvon martin would have been in jail had he been the person who killed george zimmerman. >> my understanding is what you've been saying all along is you want zimmerman arrested but you want to have everything come out. is that correct? >> that's correct. >> we want everybody to have their day in court. god bless sibybrina and tracy. he needs to be arrested. >> thanks very much for joining us. john miller thank you very mump. in syria this morning the government says it's oh bag the
terms of a u.n.-brokered cease-fire, but activists say they attacked two grounds. clarissa ward is near the border at a refugee camp in turkey. clarissa, tell us what you see and what is happening. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. we're here at the turn eric border. just moments ago they arrived here. they're playing drums, chanting slogans. kofi annan arewill be speaking with them. he's really here to fight for the survival of his peace plarngs six-year peace plan. so far, charlie, no signs that that is happening, and we are hearing reports of ongoing
violence inside the country. >> there areal sew reports that there seemeds to be the government putting on a serious meeting dwrouchl have any sense of that where you are? >> well we know that syrian's prime minister is ann moscow. he said perhaps the peace plan wasn't being ee felted the as quickly or suddenly but he stopped shortly of really criticizing the regime. the syrian regime would like to choose who the international monitors would be. so we're seeing the syrian regime trying to renegotiate the term ts of the peace plan on the very day they're supposed to be
implementing it. >> thank you so murph. collarry ry clis collar have you heard of it? rebecca jarvis is here. reba ka, what is it exactly, and why is it worth so much money? >> well, first off, gayle, this is a mobile photo-sharing application. what that means is it's an application that lets you take a picture with your iphone or android and share it on line through services like facebook and twitter. it was valued at $5 million and this week face wook had offered a billion dlafrmts it makes it more valuable than "the new york times," barnes & nobile calloway golf that we know much better than their name goes so
facebook sees a lot of value. >> why do they want it and us the it signify the mobile technology? >> it is about mobile technology. more and more people are accessing the services like facebook on their phone as opposed to a computer at their desk. we spend about a fif october f our time when we're on facebook looking at photos and on facebook itself 250 billion photos are shared on a daily basis. police in tulsa, oklahoma tell anna warner that two suspects charged in the shooting rampage are now confessed. all the victims are african-americans. both men are being held on $9 million bond. they're not charged with a hate crime.
time now to show you some of this morning's headlines around the globe. "the baltimore sun" reports one of the winners of the mega million jackpot worth more than $650 mill has come forward in the maryland. they want to remain anonymous. they'll take home $600,000 or $700,000 after taxes. cell phone thefts made up most of the robberies. the database is expected the be online within 18 months. the pittsburgh "post-gazette" receives threats in february forcing evacuations. profferses are being asked to be flexible with the u attendance the last few weeks. >> they find ozzie guillen in a political firestorm.
a few days ago he praised fee dough castrol and those remarks did not go over well for the residents of south florida. he plans to apologize again today. daredevils claimed europe's tallest building when construction is complete. the glass good morning we have a very nice day start. four degrees cooler than this time yesterday. warmer than we thought it was going to be as of yesterday. we're talking about this. going to make it 65 today. i know we're showing a shower symbol there. mentioning an afternoon shower, but i'm not sure it will ever come to fruition. partly cloudy, 36. tomorrow, cool >> announcer: this national
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governor to call a special session so they can review that revenue plan. this morning: the man accused of sexually exploiting hundreds of teenagers is now behind bars. he's accused of blackmailing teens, forcing them to perform sexual acts while recording them. one of the teens is a 14-year-old from prince georges county. many think he may have targeted more boys than they know about. >> an off duty police officer in montgomery county shoots himself after a police pursuit on the eastern shore. soon after his vehicle hit stop sticks and came to rest. troopers found him inside with a gunshot wound to his head. he was pronounced dead there at the scene. stay with wjz13. maryland's news station. how one 7th grader saved a school bus filled with students
do not, i repeat do not try this at home or on vacation. a tourist on st. maarten stood too close to a jetblue plane that was taking off. she was knocked off her neat and suffered cuts to her head. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we want to say she's okay. i'm wanting to say even in my wildest and craziest days would you have ever tried something like that? >> never. >> iwhere you could be hurt? i would pass. i would pass. in seattle, south of washington bill whitaker reporting a middle school student was on a bus yesterday
when he and a classmate saved the day. >> reporter: you can see from the surveillance it was a normal bus ride. faces have been blurred for privacy reasons. suddenly the driver sluchs back in his seat and releases the wheel. jeremy wuitschick is a few seats back. >> he's flailing and his eyeing are bullblinging and he's makes noises with his mouth. >> reporter: he apparently suffered a heart attack. the bus was careening out of control, heading straight for a church. jeremy says he acted on instinct. >> so i take action. i grab the wheel, turn it right, get it to the right side of the road, and take the keys out of the ignition and the engine starts shutting off, slowing down. >> reporter: seventh grader johnny wood leapt into action too. he had studied cpr. >> i ran up and tried doing chest compressions but his eyes were rolling back and i could
tell it was getting harder for him to breathe. >> reporter: as the bus roll and stopped other students called 911. >> i was thinking i want to stop the truck because i don't want to crash and i don't want to know what it feels like so yeah. i don't want to die. yeah, that's bad thing. >> reporter: jeremy said he remember add superhero book he read in which a man stopped a runaway busby turning off the ignition. everyone got off the bus alive sniet was scary and exhilarating. i mean you want to know if he's okay, but, then again, it's just happening so fast your heard is pumping. it's breath-taking and breath-giving. >> reporter: yesterday they probably called themselves two normal seventh grade boys. this morning they're being called heroes. for "cbs this morning" i'm bill whitaker, los angeles. >> this is extraordinary. >> i thought so too, charlie. first he said is exhilarating. i thought does he know what it
means, and clearly he said it was brikt-taking and breath-giving. >> and they went up there and instinctively knew what to do and the other boy said let's do cpr. >> and dying is a bad thing. i like that. that's the best line. you go to the dentist to keep your teeth clean and healthy but a new study shows skbras might lead to bigger problems. >> and tomorrow we speak to masters' champion bubba watson. you're watching "cbs this morning." there he is. pull on those gardening gloves. grab the nearest spade. and let's see how colorful an afternoon can be. with certified advise to help us expand our palette... ...and prices that give us more spring per dollar... ...we can mix the right soil with the right ideas. and bring even more color to any garden.
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year on their entire mouth were more than twice as likely to develop a tumor. >> doctor is a director at the research science. good morning. >> good morning. >> the question you ask is should i have x-rays at the dentist's office. >> the answer is yes and no. >> how do you know when it's yes and how do you know when it's no. >> everything in moderation. it's the same recommendation. the point is if you need an x-ray, if you have symptoms if you have pain in your teeth and the dentist is concerned and is concerned you have a cavity you need an x-ray. that's the point. >> do most dentists agree with this study and will they act in accordance with the results of this study? >> i don't know. the study was just released and sow how dentists react is with their own bias and own individual patients. if you have dentists who are
intelligent, i won't think most of them are, you have to take the studies for what they are, in general it would make sense to do x-rays less frequently because we know not just based on this study but any study that's ever been out there, x-rays are not a good thing for your face or teeth or brain and it goes along with a that. >> it's so frightening to me. guess where i was on saturday? i was at the dentist and guess what i had on saturday, an skprarks x-ray, and it was a bite wing. the study was pointing out bite wing. they say normally if it happens it's a benign tumor bus it doesn't make me feel better. >> well, it should make you feel batter. >> but just the fact of having a tumor your honor brain that could possibly be caused by a brain. >> everything is location. if you have a benign tumor can be worse, depending on the location, than a malignant tumor. i think getting one x-ray on your teeth is not going to necessarily, you know bring
your -- it's not a threshold of risk that i would not worry about not getting x-ray. on the other hand i think, the way you lead your life you don't want to get multiple films if they're not necessary. in the end the frequency of risks has to be mitigating against your benefit. >> the thing is most people don't know how much is enough. >> the dentists have to know it. the dentists know, i'm sure. they don't want to give patients tumors. this will be discussed in their literature. on the other hand there's not a 100% guarantee. >> the american dental association is already racing some criticisms. >> right, which i think is appropriate. when you do studies that are large like this or you go back and call people you say, do you remember having an x-ray when you were a child, oh yeah i remember. well, that's great, but the trouble is when you start doing very rigid statistical measurements to memory you can run into some problems.
>> you don't seem overly concerned, doctor. so your bottom line is? >> my bottom line is -- it's another going to prevent me from getting an x-ray if i go to the dentist, per se, but if i'm not having symptoms i don't think you should as willy nilly -- it's not one x-ray that's the problem. it's the repet tifb nature of the x-ray. it's like using cell phones or coffee. do these cause a problem? it's not going to stop me from drinking coffee or use my control phone because i need to use it. it's a risk/benefit analysis. the way i interpret is if you're concerned, question it. do we really need do this today? is it absolutely necessary? that listle shift, i think, is important for the consumer because if you cut your x-rays down to 50%, it's got to be a good thing. >> so the bottom line is ask the dentist. >> i do what the dentist says
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intended to scare away cigarette smokers. >> chip reid is with us from washington with the story. hello, chip. >> good morning, gayle and charlie. later today in the courthouse the obama administration and big tobacco will swear off in a high- high-stakes battle. we should warn you some of the images you're about to see are quite graphic. the images are intended to be shocking. a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his windpipe a pair of deceased lungs next to a healthy pair. the sewn up body of a man who died of lung cancer. if they're hard to look at that's exactly the gold when the food & drug agency ordered the companies to place these graphics on their cigarette paths to encourage americans, especially children and teens not to smoke. >> it's been proorch in study
after study these images deter young people from starting to smoke. >> reporter: but in february a federal judge ruled that forcing tobacco companies violates the right to freedom of speech. today the cigarette companies are going to argue that the government cannot force them to display disturbing images that are even more prominent than their own label. >> the supreme court said government cannot manipulate speech in this way, to try to put the thumb on the scales to get people to do what they want not, you know, be making their own choices in the marketplace. >> i'm mary. >> reporter: but antismoking gum companies -- >> it's time to have counter-advertising right on the sides of the cigarette packages
to give consumers a voice and to give some balance to the glamorous -- glam orization of tobacco. >> reporter: many other countries including brazil include labels that are even more graphic. here in the united states the images were supposed to start appearing on cigarette packs in september, but this is a case that could go all the way to the supreme court. that's only a few blocks from here, but it could take a year or more to get there and even if the tobacco companies lose in the end, the delay could save them millions. charlie and gayle? >> all right. thank you, chip. i often wonder charlie, if these are effective on people addicted to smoking. i think about my mom. when we showed her graphic thing, all that did was tick her off. i wonder. does it make a difference to someone who's hooking on smoking? i was never a smoker so i don't know. >> if this would do it -- >> -- more power to it. were you ever a smoker?
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>> great holiday for people who gave up lsd for lent. actually this scene is true. i remember these characters from the last supper. if i'm not mistaken. one of you will betray me. alvin! >> jon stewart always has a very unique way of putting things together. think that's what we do here too. a very unique way of putting people together. we've at tasty slam dunk in studio 57. you're the legendary -- what's your name? >> magic johnson. i bought you a dodgers fan. i know you might not be a fan, but here's one for charlie. >> wow look at this. and signed. do you see that? >> magic johnson comes bearing gifts. anthony bore dangerous you come bearing what? johnny and i like presents? >> let me call out for some food. >> tell us where we should go
for great food. we'll have more from magic johnson and anthony bourdain when we come back. four minutes before 8:00. it remains another nice day start. people already at work in the inner harbor. if you're headed to work, sharon will help guide you along your way. >> 51 degrees. 65's your high today. mixture of clouds and sun. not unlike yesterday. breezy. not a big concern about an afternoon shower. here is sharon. wjztv traffic control. good morning. >> good morning everyone. if you are about to head out three accidents to get in your way. one is there in reisterstown on nicodemus road, franklin boulevard. another one in nottingham. 95 southbound, 12 minutes now from wash boulevard to 895. top side delay hartford road. offers professional wildlife and
animal control services. log onto homeparamount.com. legislative session comes to an end overnight something that could lead to drastic cuts in the budget. >> good morning, everyone. the session ended without the passing of a controversial tax hike needed to avoid drastic cuts. maryland lawmakers thought they had a compromise, but at midnight the plan fell apart. individuals making more than $100,000 a year and couples making more than $150,000. without the revenue from higher taxes, an extra $250 million will be cut from the state's budget. lawmakers are now calling on the governor to call a special session so they can review that revenue plan. don, back to you. in a few minutes the maryland lottery will hold a news conference to provide details about the mega millions ticket sold in milford mill. lottery officials say the winner wishes to stay anonymous but
♪ it's a perfect, perfect jipt for our guest today. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> i'm charlie rose. >> wait. i didn't say my name. >> i thought you said gayle king. >> i didn't. could we start over please? >> rewind. i e-mailam gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose. erica hill is off this morning. mack image johnson is leading a group of investors who's buying the l.a. dodgers for -- get this -- $2 billion. >> with a "b."
mack injohnson earvin "magic" johnson is with us. welcome, earvin. >> you're two of my favorite people. >> keep talking. i told you i saw the documentary when you first announced. we'll talk about that. but in that documentary, you said, you know i want to be a businessman. >> right that and now you are a businessman. >> a businessman? i mean this is a big businessman. >> you are jieginormous. i'm thinking things are going very well for you,er vin erarvin "magic" johnson, these days. >> who knew. >> did you like baseball?
i grew up watching the detroit tigers. that was my home team. i loved the dodgers. i always went to their games and supported them. it's going to be great. we don't actually take over till may but what a great opportunity for myself and my parter? >> isn't it great? if you like something, you just buy it. but a $2 billion price tag. did you put this together with the guggenheim partners? >> exactly. and stancast and peter gruber. so all of us came together. i was a part of that. stan casten brought us together. it has a market value. >> it's about sports television. >> exactly. we have a great young team matt kemp and care kershaw, our great cy young picture. >> did you see "moneyball?"
>> i did. >> it was great sniet. >> it was. >> what made you do that? you have restaurants and so many things around the country. >> so many athletes are broke around the country. what do you know? >> number one, i took my ego out of it had great mentors, and i formed great partnerships. when you think of howard schultz and starbucks and guggenheim and walters. great partnerships. they were able to help me understand business in terms of the ceos who ran those businesses, and then i just took that model and took that over to urban america and it made me successful. >> speaking of partnerships tell us about you and larry bird and where it exactly began because it was an intense competition going back to college? >> charlie, you're absolutely
right. when he played for indiana state and me for michigan state, you talk about like the celtics. they were already rivals before larry and i came into the nba. so we got a chance to play against each other again. we hated each other. >> you hated each other. and i thought of the marriage bird. i thoutd of the intensity you had. it was really a hate for each other. >> i choose the word dis-like. we were fighting for something. when you're fighting for a championship and also you're trying to fw the best of the nba as an individual you're going have a dislike. and what happens, his mom -- i shot a commercial at his house. >> converse. >> converse commercial. >> yeah. >> and at the -- at the lunch break, i thought i was going to my trailer to have lunch. he said no my mom has prepared
this great lunch for us and you've got to go up to the house. i'm sitting there thinking, wait a minute, i've got to go his house and break bread? >> i didn't ask for this. >> i get up there, and as soon as i walked through the door his mom just hugged me. >> hugged you. >> and that was it. that disarmed me that made me relax, and then she was telling me how, you know she loved me. >> mom liked you. >> she was a big magic fan. >> exactly. it was the beginning of our friendship. we talked like two little boys. we found out we were much alike, him from indiana, me from michigan. grew up poor hard-working families in the midwest. >> i have to say i highly recommend the documentary. i got so choked up. lar are bird was one of the people you called before you made athe announcement you had
the hiv virus. >> exactly. i wanted him to know from me. his support not just then 20 years ago but for the last 20 years have been unbelievable. you find out who your friends are really when something like this happens to you, and that man, larry bird has been supporting me from day one. and then we turn around right? so fran and tony call me about this play right? so i said okay sounds good. let me go see lombardi because they produced "lombardi." i say, cool it was grail i picked up the phone and called lar are and said we've got a chance of a lifetime. they want to do a show about our lives. >> he's so talk aive. what did he say? >> he said are you kidding me? a hick from indiana and black kid from lansing. why do they want to do a show
about our lives. but the play is unbelievable. >> what did you say about him? he was the one basketball player who was white and you could take to the neighborhood and they would accept him immediately. >> exactly. larry bird can really really play basketball and he can play with any group of people. it doesn't matter if you're black, white whatever because he's so smart at the game. larry bird was the smartest player. michael jordan was the greatest and was the best. but larry bird is the smartest player i've ever played against, and this man, just like michael, made his teammates better. >> your rival can make you better, don't you think? >> all the time. >> make you better in all things. >> make you better as an tleept and athlete and a person. i'm glad to have been blessed with this man in my life for the last 30 years or so. >> before we go how's your health? how are you doing?
>> i'm fine. everything is good. i dropped 25 pounds. i cut down my snacking increased my cardio. and gayle said, i can't get my arms around you. when she said that i thought, that's it. >> special shout-out to cookie. hasn't she been a true champion all along the way from day one. >> thank you. it's good seeing both of you. >> jeff, he didn't bring you a hat. >> he's trying to convert all of us. >> he did bring you a hat. >> you know we can be your west coast team. >> thank you. the play is "magic bird." it opens o good morning. we've got a nice sunrise. pleasant day start. winds calmer than yesterday. three degrees cooler than 24
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as we looked around the web we found a few reasons to make long stories short. she may have worked with him not once but on another movie. do you remember that movie? >> no. >> don't worry. no one does. he had a cameo on the eddie murphy mega flop. smart move. the ultimate post-party bus we're told is about to hit las vegas. it's called hangover heaven.
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finds that breast size does matter for women. the poll shows one-third of women would lower their iq if they had bigger breasts. the reason i would make them feel happier. jeff glor, do you want to comment or do you not speak english? >> i want to wrap this up. >> i would definitely vote for being smarter. >> good vote. more than a century ago, the titanic sank. we're going to look at new thooegs coming up. you're watching "this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by levemir flex pen. ask your doctor about the benefits of levemir flex pen today. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir flexpen. flexpen is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial.
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a century ago after hitting an iceberg, but that may not be the entire story. two new tlooers blame the weather for the accident. >> one says mirages may have made imimpossible. villem marx is there. ville. villem villem, good morning to you. >> thousands of south hampton residents have launched to launch the biggest, fastest, most luxurious cruise ship in the world. if live fast and die young is the key to an enduring legacy five days was all it took for titanic to become one of the most iconic images of the new age. >> rummaging through records that are only now becoming a available, i think the story of
the titanic is going to continue well into the future. >> but rms titanic was a celebrity even before she sank. built in she was ait was it was the largest floating vessel of the day when in 1912 she set sail in new england, a city ravaged by the disaster that followed. no single community was more devastated than south hampton. local memorial 1 lunn years on still keen to commemorate residents who lost their lives. look at the hundreds of faces here, a lot of them in red from south hampton. how many of the men here and women, i suppose, would have died? >> 715 crew from south hampton went on the ship. 156 returned.
>> titanic sailed out of south hampton and right into history. movies like "a night to remember," tell the story of sinking the unsinkable. and james cameron updated the story. "titanic" redefined the term blockbuster. the band played on. in less than three hours, titanic was gone. >> do not let go of my hand! >> reporter: of other 2,200 passengers on board less than a third made it onboard. it was 17 years before we saw titanic again, 1985. american explorer dr. robert
ballard reveals the watery grave. >> the one for me was the signature image that told us we found the titanic. >> reporter: his discovery breathing new life into her story and the stories that perished bubbled to the surface. >> up fortunately died, but the clock stopped at exactly the time he hit the water and subsequently his body was found by crew members, and his stop watch was recovered. >> reporter: these murky waters where the titanic rests tell the story of time and could last another 100 years. and the story keeps on coming. the other theory is the sun and moon in alignment. >> thank you very much. i never saw the original movie, charlie. >> "a night to remember?"
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another nice day. >> let's take a look at the forecast. normal by the way is 61. we're going to see an afternoon shower. light yesterday. it may never come to fruition. better chance tomorrow. here's sharon gibala with wjz traffic control. >> no accidents to mention but we have delays working. you're looking at slow spots on the top and west sides of the beltway with average speeds on the outer loop, 30 miles per hour. 20-minute drive times on both. there's a look at the top side. harford road. there's a look at the west side
outer loop. also to the right. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. back to you, don. in the news this morning: the maryland legislative session ended at midnight without a decision on the state budget. monique griego has that story. >> reporter: the session ended without the passing of a controversial tax hike. maryland lawmakers thought they had a compromise, but at midnight the plan fell apart. it calls for a tax hike on individuals making more than $100,000 and couples $150,000. lawmakers now calling on the governor to call a special session so they can review that revenue plan. don, back to you. >> thank you speaking of budgets, we know who won the mega millions jackpot in maryland. the winning ticket was claimed by three people who work at a
public school system. the lucky ticket was sold at a 711 more than a week ago. the three winners on one ticket, let me go back, three winning tickets, one in maryland, one in kansas one in illinois. >> the trio each contributed $20 to the pool. they purchased 60 tickets total. one of the members purchased all of the tickets at three different locations. >> each of the three winners here will walk away with almost $35 million after taxes. they do plan to continue to work at their jobs. investigators are working to determine the cause of a head-on crash that killed two women in anne arundel county. during last night's rush hour, police tell wjz one of the cars crossed the center lane and slammed into the other. >> stay with wjz13. maryland's news station.
homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. i learned early on if you want to make a difference you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door. my name is james craig i'm committed to making a difference and i am a phoenix.
so now, the dream. >> let's dream. >> only one person would say that at this table. welcome back to "cbs this morning." that would be you, anthony bourdain. one celebrity chef who will never teach you how to make a perfect holelins days sauce. >> where was that place in kansas city? >> it's called town topic. it's of a beloved greasy spoon, open late night for the post-bar rush. >> tell us about this woman. 85 years old. she did this review, and you saw it and loved it. >> mallen hagerty wrote from the north fork -- i'm sorry -- grand forks, north dakota, press. wrote a small article, a review of the new olive garden opening up in her neighborhood. and, of course it became an medial viral sensation.
people put it up as a hill literature yaus and moxable review. and, of course that was my instinct as a new yorker somebody who's eaten all over the world to sneer. and her reaction was kind of so dignified and -- >> genuine. >> genuine. the review itself was so heartfelt and this is a woman who's been reporting iffer the paper, five columns for 30 years. i thought, wow, she's making us all look bad. this is the way much of america eats and i just thought actually this body of work these 30 years of reviews of dining in north dakota is in a sense a history of dining in america and i thought, i want to publicsh this person. in fact,ly be doing just that. >> so you guys are going to work together on a book deal. >> yes. i'm meeting with her later today. >> very nice. but "time" magazine once called you one of the most honest people in media, and i'm wondering where that comes from because you really have a no
holds barred opinion about anything you talk about wlrks it's about politics or food. a as a little kid, were you always the type of person who always spoke exactly what you were thinking? >> yeah. i was a bit of a showboat. i was a rotten kid with a vocabulary and i used it to get into trouble, out of trouble. i see it as a personal failing honestly. i would change if i can. >> would you change if you could? everybody always says a person can change. >> i don't -- not me but -- i don't know. >> because it's working for you sniet would be an easier -- i would like to be more diplomatic honestly if i could. >> the interesting thing about him is he turned the life of chef, which he's talked about, into this phenomenal new career traveling around the world, finding things he likes. >> i was standing next to a deep fryer. yeah overnight everything changed for me and now i have the best job in the world.
>> i think you do too, because i, too, often love food. i would love your job but i'm not as brave as you rchlt to me you're fearless inculinary paillette palate palate. is there anything you wouldn't? >> shark fins. in order to have a great deal use have to be open to the possibility you're going to have a bad one. you're never going to get the magical confluence where everything comings together and it's an experience that you're going to remember for the rest of your life if you're not willing to get a little backlash from a meal. >> what have you learned from all this? >> that the world is a somewhat nicer place than i would have thought. that it is much bigger. that people with very little or
often who have very little in their lives and very little access to expensive ingredients are often the most generous and cook the best. it's nice at my age to get to learn stuff on a regular basis and this job keeps me learning. >> what is your age? >> i'll be 56 in june. >> oh you're a baby. >> you're a little less cynical? >> i'd like to think so. it's hard go to a place to be the recipient of random acts of kindness again and again and again from people with very little. you can't come out of that without being unchanged. >> there are hard-working dignified people out there day by day with no particular -- no particular ambition in sight. >> or agentdaagenda. >> who have a good life. >> what stuns me again and again is we don't have time to cook and we don't have a lot of money
to make good foorksd this is why we eat cheap, bad processed food. you know rice farmers in vietnam and traditional farmers in france they had no time no money, no good ingredients. somehow people find a way to cook with pride and cook well. >> with your woshld traveling, what have you learned that we're doing right in this country when it comes to food and what have you learned we're not doing so great? >> i'm pretty hopeful. people are more concerned about what they're eating. they're more conditioned about what's going in, who's cooking it. they're more open to thing. it's a good time in america. tlink are more and more good times to be eating in america. >> with all this happiness you're asking would you like to open a restaurant again? >> if i learned anything in business, i would never. i've had enough. >> great to see you. >> always good to see you,
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cooper i'm -- >> no. >> he basically said that he never liked my hair and my eyes got hot and i ran in here. what is going on? so now i'm going to feel something? >> we like your hair. four-time emmy winner edie falco is starting her fourth season of the no-nonsense bad-behaving nurse jackie. >> she is bad-behaving. she goes to place she's never been before but first this morning she's in a place she
neefrs been before. studio 57. we're so excited you're here edie falco. >> so excited to be here. >> jeff is right. you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> do you feel as good as you look? i'm being very serious. >> i'm happy. >> there's a glow. i don't know what it is. >> i'm happy. i'm legitimately a happy person. >> because? >> because life is good. i don't know. you wish for yourself certain things when you're little and you get more than that that's kind of where i'm at. >> what did you wish for when you were lit snl. >> to make enough money to support myself. when i started to do this it became more far-reaching. i have a great family and a great life and a beautiful place to live. i document know. >> and you've got two great kids. we were talking with anthony bourdain. are you a mom who cooks for your children? my children will have no fond memories. i'm not good and i won't do it. >> mom used to take out and it was my thing and i'm embarrassed
to admit that in front of people. >> no, we're a big sisterhood. >> part of manhattan. you walk out your door and it's right out there and it's so much better than i could make. >> are you cooking at home jeff? >> no. are you kidding me? cereal? maybe some toast. i do toast very, very well. >> i had cereal for dinner last night. let's talk about "nurse jackie." i watched the premiere episode. i was thinking she's getting more cuckoo for cocoa puffs. is that going to happen? >> it's going to happen. things are going to go a little hay wire. >> is this is san when she's finally being held accountable. it appears she is. you heard the krit sechl for the first three seasons that she was just getting away with everything and you continued. >> right, right. >> she won't. >> no, not if i personally have anything to say about it but the
point being she's an addict and people can go for long periods of time hiding that kind of behavior, covering their tracks but it will end. it will end one way or the other. it will end hopefully as well but not always. >> why was that important for you? >> addiction is a subject close to my heart and it's not funny at all and it's ruped lives around me. i don't want them to say, look she's courting. it's fun for a period of time but after a while it's got to come and roost. >> did you draw from those experiences? did you think about it edie? >> you don't think about it consciously. i know itz's there. the nature of it that's so complicated and ragtsal. for me i totally get it. >> so you talk about some of these things going right, career-wise at least. i assume you're tacking about
the sopranos. even more so with nurse jackie. >> mm-hmm. >> "vanity fair" did a thing. >> mm-hmm. >> that got a lot of attention. >> i know. i'm surprised how many people have seen it. >> we heard gandolfini's end of the year. you. >> i did. i didn't understand it. >> that's what i didn't like about it. >> i know it's good when i didn't get it. i know it's smarter than i am and that makes more very happy. >> i sat there watching with my mouth open going, they can't possibly end it this way. >> that's what was so great. jason who wrote it was going to please half the people and they would be angry or -- he pleased nobody. >> it's interesting.
stevey van zandt was here and he said it was great. he said how would you want it to end? i don't know. >> did you want them to get killed. >> >> no. >> so them people say what really happened? >> you don't know. >> it was cut and we all went home. >> this is what was so cool about you. you were carmela for so long and then you went into "nurse jackie jackie." i know it's called acting but you do it so well. >> thank you. >> do you miss her? >> i miss the experience my buddies, being with my buddies. i miss it a lot. everything i have here is entirely different. every job gets a little more challenging and satisfying on
different levels. >> the fact that you were able to transition -- >> they played a million different parts in their life and it just so happens that they have seen these, but many architects have done many, many many many many. >> you do it well edie that's the difference. >> quit it. >> continued success in all thing. >> "nurse jack can" presents at 10:00 p.m. on showtime. it repeats. something he said to himself
people to write letters to their younger sefls. he's overcome a an enormous obstacles, a condition that left him mostly paralyzed more than 20 years aefrmgt here now, chuck close's notes to self. >> this is a note to myself at age 14. i was in the eighth grade and was told not to even think about going to college. i couldn't add or subtract never could memorize multiplication tables was advised against taking geometry physics, it set rachlt because i was good with my hands i was advised to enter trade skoochlt never lehtonen define what you're capable by using parameters that don't apply to you. i applied to a junior college in
my hometown with open enrollment, got in and embarked on a career in individual arts. virtually everything i've done is influenced by my learning disabilities. i think i was driven to paint portraits to commit images of friends and family to memory. i have faced blindness, and once a face is flattened out, i can remember it much better. inspiration is for amateurs. the rest of us just show up and get to work. every great idea i've ever had grew out of work itself. sign onto a process and see where it takes you.
you don't have to invent the wheel every day. today you'll do what you did yesterday. tomorrow you'll do what you did today. eventually you'll get somewhere. no one gets anywhere without help. mentors, including your parents, can make you feel special, even when you are failing in other areas. everyone needs to feel special. my father died when i was 11, and that was the tragedy of my life. a horrible thing to happen when you're so young. oddly enough there was a gift in this tragedy. i learned very early in life that the absolute worst thing can happen to you and you will get past it and you will be happy again. losing my father at a tender age was extremely important in being able to accept what happened to me later when i became a
quadriplegic. ful you're overwhelmed by the size of a problem, break it down into many bite-size pieces. quadriplegics don't envy the able bodied. we envy the paraplegics. we think they've got a much better row to hoe. there's always someone worse off than you. i'm confident that no artist has more pleasure day in and day out from what he or she does than i do. chuck close. this is one of the things i'm
enormously proud of, seeing this kind of way of presenting remarkable people in their own words. >> or in the "notes to self." a special shout-out to paige. she always does then so beautifully. what i like about chuck close, to be written off in eighth grade where they say, you can't do, you can't do you can't do to turn that around, i think is very special. >> taking things that held him back that pushed him forward. >> he says parents can make you feel special even when you're falg but everybody needs to feel special at some point in their life. that is so true. i don't care who you are. >> do you feel special? >> most of the time. >> i feel special too. >> absolutely. thank you very much. >> we all feel special. up next your local news. we'll see you tomorrow right here on "cbs this morning." >> take it easy.
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. >> five minutes before 5:00. blue skies showing through. >> and there will be times of clouds and sun. we're going to mention an afternoon shower, and i have to be honest, locate go to first warning doppler real quick. it's a clear scan in the region right now. you start to widen and see moisture off to the south, moving south and east. what is up around johnstown is not getting out of laurel highlands, and i am going to say it today like yesterday, we probably need sunglasses more than an umbrella. partly cloudy, 36 overnight. tomorrow, though, cooler, gray, i do think we so a shower or two and clear it out and look at the weekend. beautiful back in the 70s, don. thank you. in the news this morning, the holders of the winning megamillions tickets have gone forward. the ticket was purchased bily
people who work at a local public school and sold at the 7- eleven more than a week ago. there were three winning tickets nationwide. others in kansas and illinois. maryland's lottery director spoke about the local winners an hour ago. >> having split it three ways, the after tax claim for each of the winners comes out to $34.997 million. >> all three say they plan to continue to work at least for now. they might lose their second and third jobs and will be making plans on what to do with their new fortunes. maryland's legislative session could have had an infusion last night and didn't. they failed to avoid the so- called doomsday budget before the deadline. monique griego is on that story. >> reporter: the session ended without the passing of a controversial tax hike needed to avoid the drastic cuts. maryland lawmakers thought they had a compromise but at midnight, the plan fell apart
and for individuals making $100,000 a year and couples making more than $150,000. without the revenue from the higher taxes, an extra $250 million will be cut from the state's budget. lawmakers are calling on the governor to call a special session so they can review the revenue plan. back to you. >> thank you very much. this morning, a man accused of sexually exploiting hundreds of teenagers, including one in maryland is behind bars. he has been arrested in indiana and is accused of blackmailing teens, forcing them to perform sex acts and recording them. one is a 14-year-old from prince georges county. they think he might have targeted more boys than they know about. and an offduty police officer in montgomery county shoots himself during a police pursuit on the eastern shore. the state trooper stopped jed bilisma for speeding and suspicion of drunk driving, but he took off. soon after the vehicle hit the stop, sticks came to an arrest and the troopers found him inside with a gun shot wound to the head. he was pronounced dead at the
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